Chia Wan Hua
Chia Wan Hua graduated with Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in collaboration with the Royal College of Music (London). As a student, Chia received the Ngee Ann Kongsi Merit Award, Tan Chin Tuan Merit Award and NAFA Music Performance Degree grant. She currently teaches at various schools as erhu instructor.
Chia has studied several instruments including the erhu, guzheng and piano. She is presently under the personal tutelage of master Zhang Yuming. Chia has also won second prize (erhu youth category) in the biennial National Chinese Music Competition in 2004 and 2006, and second runner up (erhu open category) in 2018.
Chia has been fortunate to experience different genres of traditional music and instruments such as Huang Mei Opera, the jinghu (lead instrument in Peking Opera) and the erxian (lead instrument in Teochew opera). In 2015, she led the Singapore Thau Yong Amateur Musical Association in a concert in Shan Tou (Teochew Province) on the erxian, which was well-received by local professionals and audiences.